Smog shrouds Beijing

2015-12-23 07:15:42

Photo taken on Dec 22, 2015 shows a view of smog in Beijing, Dec 22, 2015.

First survivor found as 74 remain missing

2015-12-23 07:20:57

Rescuers have managed to get in touch with one survivor and given him emergency treatment. The survivor said there are probably more survivors.

Smog prompts more Chinese northern regions to issue 'red alert'

2015-12-22 22:23:51

China's northern Hebei Province and the port city of Tianjin issued their first-ever air pollution red alerts, the most serious level, joining neighboring Beijing in experiencing this most recent bout of choking smog.

China aims to complete shantytown renovation by 2020

2015-12-22 22:19:22

China promises to improve urban planning, renovate underdeveloped urban areas, and raise the level of city management in a statement issued Tuesday after the Central Urban Work Conference.

Beijing subway tests lower fares for morning non-rush hours

2015-12-22 22:06:41

Beijing will begin a trial of discounted subway fares at the end of this year to encourage commuters to travel during non-rush hours, according to the operator on Tuesday.

China's public health improves following reform

2015-12-22 20:57:59

China's key public health indicators, including life expectancy and maternal mortality, have improved following medical reform that began in 2009, the country's top health official said Tuesday.

Japanese shipping company to pay $8m compensation to Ningbo

2015-12-22 19:26:44

A marine dispute that erupted after a Japanese ship crashed into a Chinese oil terminal has ended with mediation after a 42-month hearing, a maritime court said on Tuesday.

China vows more efforts on city clusters, major cities

2015-12-22 19:02:56

China will take more efforts to upgrade city clusters in the eastern region, and foster new city clusters and key regional cities in central and western regions, says a statement issued Tuesday after the Central Urban Work Conference.

China identifies livable cities as priority

2015-12-22 18:47:14

Livable cities should be the central goal of China's urban planning, according to a statement issued Tuesday after the Central Urban Work Conference.

40 cities issue alerts for pollution in N China

2015-12-22 16:15:53

Forty cities in north China, including Beijing and Tianjin, have issued alerts for air pollution, according to Beijing air pollution emergency management headquarters.

Pu Zhiqiang gets suspended three-year sentence

2015-12-22 13:14:11

Pu Zhiqiang was handed a suspended three-year prison sentence for inciting ethnic hatred and disturbing public order, a Beijing court ruled on Tuesday.

Tianjin issues first red alert for pollution

2015-12-22 13:10:26

China's northern port city of Tianjin issued its first ever red alert for air pollution, the most serious level, on Monday night, as it joins neighboring Beijing in fighting the lingering winter smog.